Tests are used for clinical examination of patients in the mental hospitals or patients, who suffered a brain injury or brain surgery to get the picture of the patient's health. Special tests tend to replace the alternative way of clinical assessment, called clinical interview, because of several reasons. For example, 1) it takes more time and energy from a doctor to conduct a competitive interview, 2) test's results are usually more scientifically consistent because it is standardized and can be compared with other results. The clinical examination is also used to check the progress of the patients' (for example children) progress during ontogenesis.
Ivan Tugoy, 2003
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